Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 08-14-2015

Number of Stocks: 3206
Number of New Stocks: 480

Total Value: $43,870 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 25%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

Sycamore Networks: A Lottery Ticket That Pays You
What if you paid $1 for a lottery ticket, but if you didn’t win over the next two years, you could turn that ticket back in for $1.08? Read more...
5 Stocks That Dropped the Most Since Gurus Bought Them
Value investors are primarily interested in the price of a security, though they need to do additional research to determine whether a cheap stock is a good investment. GuruFocus’ Guru Bargains screener shows the Guru stocks that have declined the most since they were purchased. The screener serves as a jumping-off point to get investing ideas for further analysis. Some stocks whose prices have nosedived may be quality companies facing a temporary setback, and others may be value traps in permanent decline. Read more...
Jim Simons: Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck: My Life and Careers
Jim Simons gave a speech in MIT: Read more...
Sears Makeover Relevant to Online Shoppers
With a finger on the pulse of today’s shopper, Guru Edward Lampert has a gift for making retailers relevant to the ever-changing consumer. His retail re-visioning of Sears and Kmart is starting to pay off. Sears Holdings Corporation’s online businesses for Sears and Kmart grew 20% in the second quarter of 2013, year-over-year. Lampert’s brainchild, the Sears ‘Shop Your Way’ membership program, generated more than 65% of the revenues at Sears Domestic and Kmart during the second quarter, compared to around 55% in the same quarter a year ago. But despite e-commerce growth, Sears Holdings reported an operating loss of $51 million in the second quarter of 2013, after a loss of $103 million in the second quarter of 2012. Read more...
WRLD: Potential Amid Political Correctness
Run your eye over the top listings on the GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable screener - somewhere there you’ll see WRLD, World Acceptance Corporation. On Friday, September 19, 2014, it sat atop the list, by virtue of the fact its price is a whopping 88% below its Discount Cash Flow value. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Shutterstock CEO Buys 100,000 Shares of Company Net income and revenue post year over year increases
Jonathan Oringer (Insider Trades), CEO and 10% owner of Shutterstock Inc. (SSTK), bought 100,000 shares on Aug. 27. The average price per share was $32.56, for a total transaction amount of $3,256,000. Shutterstock is a global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music to businesses, marketing agencies, and media organizations. SSTK’s market cap is $1.22 billion, and P/S ratio is 3.10. More...

ORINGER, SHUTTERSTOCK INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Euclid Advisors' Largest Buys During the Second Quarter Electronic Arts and Robert Half among the biggest new buys
At the end of the second quarter of 2015, hedge fund Euclid Advisors reported a total value of its portfolio of $5,065 million, with a decrease of 6.96% since the previous quarter. During the quarter, it bought 249 new stocks and increased 97 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter. More...

REPORT, HEDGE FUND


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Top Insider Buys of the Week Company insiders buy shares of Sprint, Opko Health and more
The All-In-One Guru Screener can be used to find insider buys over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "August 2015." More...

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An Attractive Dividend Stock in the Utility Sector The stock plummeted in Q2, but hedge funds were bullish on it. Relative valuation indicates the stoc
In this article, let's take a look at Scana Corp. (NYSE:SCG), a $7.72 billion market cap South Carolina corporation that is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to retail and wholesale customers and the purchase, sale and transportation of natural gas to retail customers. More...

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Gladstone Land Corp. Official Buys 10,000 Shares of Company David Gladstone, President and CEO of Gladstone Land Corporation (LAND), bought 10,000 shares of the
David Gladstone (Insider Trades), president and CEO of Gladstone Land Corp. (LAND), bought 10,000 shares of the company on August 25, 2015. The average price per share was $9.57, for a total transaction of $95,700. Gladstone Land Corporation is a real estate investment trust that invests in farmland, which the company then leases to corporate and independent farmers. LAND’s market cap is 84.62 million, and P/S ratio is 9.08. More...

DAVID GLADSTONE, GLADSTONE LAND CORPORATION, INSIDER TRADES


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Avery Dennison Reported Another Solid Quarter
In this article, let's take a look at Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), a $5.31 billion market cap company that is a leading worldwide manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials, labels and retail systems. More...

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Good News for Cameron's Investors
In this article, let's take a look at Cameron International Corp. (NYSE:CAM), an $11.82 billion market cap company. Cameron is a leading international manufacturer of oil and gas blowout preventers, flow control valves, surface and subsea production systems and related oilfield services products. More...

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Merge’s Stock Gains As IBM Merger Approaches Jim Simons - Merge’s Stock Gains As IBM Merger Approaches
On Aug. 6, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) announced that it would be acquiring Merge Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:MRGE). Since the deal was announced, Merge’s stock price has jumped 31.24% to end the day at $7.10 on Aug. 21. More...

HEALTH CARE, TECHNOLOGY


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Lowe’s Grows Revenue and Capitalizes on Housing Market Improvements
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) reported its second-quarter earnings results on Aug. 19. The company’s quarterly results were slightly mixed as sales grew strongly while earnings fell just below expectations. The strong sales growth report followed a strong quarter in the housing market which has continued to be a catalyst for many large home goods stores. More...

RETAIL, HOUSING MARKET


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Taconic Capital Buys Time Warner Cable, Broadcom
At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Taconic Capital Advisors reported a total value of its portfolio of $3,540 million, after it added 32 new stocks to its portfolio and increased 27 of its stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter. More...

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A Look at Recent Insider Buys
The All-In-One Guru Screener can be used to find insider buys over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$1,000,000+” and duration to "August 2015." More...

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Cameron International Faces Difficult Outlook for Next Quarter
In this article, let's take a look at Cameron International Corp. (NYSE:CAM), a $8.67 billion market cap company, which is a leading international manufacturer of oil and gas blowout preventers, flow control valves, surface and subsea production systems and related oilfield services products. More...

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Kandi Technologies: A Growing Business at a Cheap Price
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI) is engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and sales of various vehicle products. Kandi conducts the business primarily through the wholly-owned subsidiaries that operate in China and other global markets. The company has established itself as one of China's leading manufacturers of pure electric vehicle ("EV" or “PEV”) products, EV parts and off-road vehicles. More...

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Toy Maker Hasbro Continues to Achieve Price Appreciation
Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) is a $9.81 billion market cap company with a broad portfolio of toys, games and entertainment offerings, including brands such as Transformers, Playskool, Monopoly and My Little Pony. More...

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Scepter Holdings Buys Big Stake in VeriSign
At the end of the second quarter of 2015, the hedge fund Scepter Holdings Inc. reported a total value of its portfolio of $474 million, which decreased by 13.41% over the previous quarter. More...

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Natural Health Trends Leads in the Consumer Goods Sector
Natural Health Trends Corporation (NASDAQ:NHTC) recently reported a triple-digit return for the one-year period. The consumer goods company has a 52-week return of 144.03% through Aug. 18. The company is an established leader in consumer goods and consumer goods distribution internationally. It currently sells dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal care products across all regions of the world. More...

CONSUMER GOODS


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CEO of CareTrust REIT Inc. Buys 50,000 Shares
Gregory Stapley (Insider Trades), CEO, President, and Chairman of CareTrust REIT Inc. (CTRE), bought 50,000 shares of the company on Aug. 13. The average price per share was $10.50, for a total transaction of $525,000. CareTrust REIT Inc. is a real estate investment company primarily involved in ownership, acquisition, and leasing of senior housing and healthcare-related properties. The company’s market cap is 365.19 million, and P/S ratio is 5.38. More...

GREGORY STAPLEY, CARETRUST REIT INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Methode Electronics: A Stock Worthy of Consideration After a 42% Fall
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) traded at $47/share before Q4’15 earnings release on 6/25/15. Today, the stock is at ~$27/share, a drop of over 42%. Revenues for FY’15 were $881M. Market Cap is $1.04B. Gurus that have positions include Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones, and Joel Greenblatt You can see their purchase prices here. More...

METHODE ELECTRONICS, MEI, JIM SIMONS, PAUL TUDOR JONES, JOEL GREENBLATT


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G&K Services: A Continuous Dividend Hike with Little Bottom Line
G&K Services Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) hiked its quarterly dividend to $0.37 from $0.31 a share. The stock yields 2.1% if the share price stays at current levels, and it is close to the highest dividend yield of 2.25%. More...

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Kohl's, a Guru Stock Worth Considering After Falling 9% Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Kohl's, A Guru Stock Worth Considering After Falling 9%
Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) is a retailer that operates 1,164 family-focused department stores and a website that sells reasonably priced exclusive brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. Today, the stock fell close to 9% on disappointing earnings. I believe the stock to be worthy of consideration. Per Gurufocus, notable investors who hold shares include Robert Olstein, Joel Greenblatt, Richard Pzena, and Jim Simons. GuruFocus also gives the company a 5 star business predictability rank. More...

KOHL'S, MACY'S, WALMART, BED BATH AND BEYOND


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